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Community Health Worker (Winter)

About Access Alliance:

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services is a multi-service community agency that works to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. We do this by facilitating access to services and addressing systemic inequities. The Centre envisions a future in which Toronto’s diverse communities achieve health with dignity.


Position Title: Community Health Worker (Student)

Placement Type (In-person / Virtual / Hybrid): In-person

Number of Positions Available: 1


Worksite Location and Conditions:

  • The student will work in an office setting with assigned workspace and computer
  • Student needs to be fully vaccinated, pass a criminal reference check etc.
  • Ability to travel to Access Alliance location – Jane site (761 Jane St, York, ON M6N 4B4)


Brief Description of Practicum Project:

Provide assistance and support to the planning and coordination of programs, services and events related to poverty reduction portfolio

  • Support administrative aspects of programs, including registrations, permission forms, attendance, report writing, evaluations, program documentation
  • Conduct outreach to the community, provide information, and promote programs and activities.
  • Work with team and with other departments to provide collaborative programming
  • Provide non-judgmental, inclusive support to program participants


Learning Outcomes/Goals:

The student will develop the following competencies in the following areas:

  • Understand the importance of advocating for policies that support community health
  • Evidence-informed Program Planning
  • Promote community empowerment and capacity building of individuals and communities
  • Understand the importance of an interdisciplinary approach to community health
  • Conduct needs assessment and environmental scan to identify priorities
  • Collect sensitive quantitative and qualitative data from vulnerable population and analysis skills
  • Professional communication skills and teamwork
  • Work in a unionized environment adopting an anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion framework


Qualifications/Competencies Required:

  • Post-secondary education in any discipline of health sciences or equivalent at University (E.g. MPH, MHE)
  • Interest in working in community-based organizations
  • Experience working with families and children 6-12 years and community development background an assets
  • An understanding of social determinants of health and issues faced by vulnerable communities
  • Experience working with ethno-culturally diverse populations in Toronto
  • Computer proficiency, including word processing, internet, spreadsheets, MS office, publisher, PowerPoint
  • Ability to think innovatively to promote programs utilizing Canva or other graphic design tools is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team
  • Demonstrate problem-solving, organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate any of the priority languages (e.g., Tigrinya, Portuguese Spanish, and Arabic) will be an asset


Benefits to the Student:

The student will learn about community-based programs, strategies, and advocacies addressing poverty reduction.  Student will have an opportunity to develop organizational, communication, and leadership skills. They will foster a sense of community and collective responsibility for well-being. They will learn how to work in an interdisciplinary team in a unionized organization.


Placement Period:

January 2024 – April 2024


Name and Title of Manager:

Silvea Chowdhury (Health Promoter) & Jasmine Thibault (Director)


Application Deadline: November 10, 2023


To Apply:

Complete an application form by clicking here


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